Graphics card upgrade from GTX 550 Ti

Hi,

I built my computer last year and I have a GTX 550 Ti and it is jittery on some games at high settings. I would like to upgrade my graphics:

Should I get another card and run parallel (if this is possible), and if so which one should I get?
Or should I just replace my 550 Ti, and if so with what? Bang for the buck appreciated.

System Specs:

-i5 2500k CPU
-8 gigs of RAM
-700W ModXStream Pro ATX 20/24 Pin (max. output 25A)
-Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Motherboard

Thanks
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  1. Get a new single GPU.

    Here is a chart with "performance per dollar"

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Club_3D/HD_7870_jokerCard_Tahiti_LE/30.html

    GTX 660, Radeon 7870 or Radeon 7850 would be the ideal choice when value is in mind.
  2. The 7850 is a great value and my recommendation. I used to have the MSI 2GB version and loved it.
  3. maestro0428 said:
    The 7850 is a great value and my recommendation. I used to have the MSI 2GB version and loved it.

    Agreed the 7850 is the best bang for the buck right now.
  4. Thanks!
    I was wondering if there is anything decent under $200?

    Or, is my system worth sticking a $300 graphics card into? (is my processor/ram etc. able to handle the card's capabilities?) (The pricing is for Canada.)
  5. sewdle091 said:
    Thanks!
    I was wondering if there is anything decent under $200?

    Or, is my system worth sticking a $300 graphics card into? (is my processor/ram etc. able to handle the card's capabilities?) (The pricing is for Canada.)


    Radeon 7850 is below 200, you might find a GTX 660 priced at 200, if you can then buy it!

    The 3 GPUs I posted will run great with your current hardware.
  6. lostgamer_03 said:
    Radeon 7850 is below 200, you might find a GTX 660 priced at 200, if you can then buy it!

    The 3 GPUs I posted will run great with your current hardware.



    I found a GTX 660 (Galaxy) for $190 (after mir)
    http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=76172&vpn=66NPH7DN6ZVZ&manufacture=Galaxy%20Technology&promoid=1201

    or a HD 7850 (XFX) for $175 (after mir)
    http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=77602&vpn=FX-785A-CNL4&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1201

    so the HD is a better deal?

    Thanks for the help!
  7. sewdle091 said:
    I found a GTX 660 (Galaxy) for $190 (after mir)
    http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=76172&vpn=66NPH7DN6ZVZ&manufacture=Galaxy%20Technology&promoid=1201

    or a HD 7850 (XFX) for $175 (after mir)
    http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=77602&vpn=FX-785A-CNL4&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1201

    so the HD is a better deal?

    Thanks for the help!


    GTX 660 is usually priced around 200-230$ and the Radeon 7850 is usually priced around 180$.

    GTX 660 is the better GPU, so I'd say go for the GTX 660. I've owned it myself and it can hande almost anything you throw at it. :)
  8. lostgamer_03 said:
    GTX 660 is usually priced around 200-230$ and the Radeon 7850 is usually priced around 180$.

    GTX 660 is the better GPU, so I'd say go for the GTX 660. I've owned it myself and it can hande almost anything you throw at it. :)



    Thanks again for all the help. This is my first time on a forum and you guys are awesome!
  9. sewdle091 said:
    Thanks again for all the help. This is my first time on a forum and you guys are awesome!


    No problem mate, we're glad to help!
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